Chad Reed, fourth grade student at Vilonia Primary School, was awarded the Above and Beyond Award at the October S.O.A.R. (Students Organized and Responsible) Rally on Oct. 8.

He assisted one of his classmates on numerous occasions, demonstrating leadership, citizenship and problem solving techniques. Chad was nominated for the award by his teacher, Kim Bartlett.

The S.O.A.R. process emphasizes teaching about good character, displaying good character, expecting good character and reinforcing good character.